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Looking at the Ancient Catholic Practice of Turning Human Bones into Art and Furniture

Everyone dies. Good morning! You are going to die. Hi, hello, we are all fucking ticking time-corpses. It sucks, but embracing that awful fact might make all this bullshit a little easier. We Americans barely confront death, insteadShow More Summary

The Art of Negotiation from the Star of Hardcore Pawn

If you watch reality shows about pawn stores, you’ll notice the biggest conflict usually centers around the bargaining over what something is worth. Les Gold star of truTV’s Hardcore Pawn and owner of Detroit’s American Jewelry and Loan...Show More Summary

Art Academy Wii U Fallen off North American Upcoming Release List

Earlier we posted the upcoming releases by Nintendo in all regions from their recent fiscal report, it is worth noting that Art Academy for Wii U is no longer listed as an upcoming title for North America, while still having a 2014 release listed for Europe & Japan. Source: NCL

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces curatorial team developments

20 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces the promotions of assistant curators Manuela Well-Off-Man and Chad Alligood to curator. Additionally, Mindy Besaw has been appointed curator, joining the Crystal Bridges team in the fall from the Whitney Western Art Museum in Cody, Wyo. Show More Summary

UDON releasing Professor Layton Official Fanbook, The Art of Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies

UDON will be producing an English-language version of the Professor Layton Official Fanbook, published by Level 5 and QBIST in Japan! On a related note, we’ve also announced a North American version of The Art of Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies!! This is one of our top fan requests and loaded with amazing artwork. Coming 2015! Link

Ed Ruscha, Chuck Close, Andy Warhol to be Featured on Billboards

Art Everywhere U.S. will exhibit American art on billboards, telephone kiosks, subways, movie screens, newsstands, and bus shelters this month.

The Real Problem With Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Cover Art And Her 'Black Jezebel' Brand

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

Her brand is built on a spectacle, and says something more insidious about American culture and its views on the Black woman’s body than her social commentary ever really can. Read more

American Art's Outdoor Sculpture Instagram Challenge

yesterdayArts / Museums : Eye Level

This July, American Art held its first Instagram Challenge through a partnership with Restless Collective (RC), a New York-based multimedia collective specializing in travel and adventure storytelling. For 30 days in July, we invited everyone to explore and interact with alfresco art anywhere: discovering it locally or traveling on summer vacation.

Art Plural Gallery hosts Peter Halley’s Solo Exhibition

World renowned American artist, Peter Halley, will soon be holding a solo exhibition at the Art Plural Gallery in Singapore. Featuring more than 15 years of creation, the retrospective exhibition will run from August 29 to October 3. Read the rest of the story at: Art Plural Gallery hosts Peter Halley’s Solo Exhibition

American artist Mickalene Thomas exhibits at École Supérieure d'Arts Plastiques, Monaco

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

For Mickalene Thomas?s exhibition Femme au divan II at the Pavillon Bosio at the École Supérieure d?Arts Plastiques in Monaco, the artist presents a collection of paintings, a series of photographs, and a new video. With her unbounded...Show More Summary

Newswire: Robert Rodriguez bringing Shaw Brothers kung fu classics to his cable network

Kung fu Saturdays are back, and for once the Wu-Tang Clan has nothing to do with it. Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey cable network has acquired the American TV rights to 255 Shaw Brothers martial arts titles, expanding on a deal it made with Celestial Pictures back in February. Show More Summary

Art Will Be Everywhere This August in America

Public advertisements have become such a commonplace part of the American landscape that we don't even consciously register them anymore -- that is unless they contain something extraordinary. Such will be the case with Art Everywhere...Show More Summary

Required Reading

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week, defining "public," the Mona Lisa of digital art, the most modern curator, Baffler online, white flags over Brooklyn, the Chinese role in WWI, Americans eligible for Man Booker prize for the first time, and more.

Turning Whitman’s ‘Leaves of Grass’ into a work of art

In an old industrial building in San Francisco, the lines of American poet Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” are being printed exactly as they were when the first edition was published in 1855. Jeffrey Brown visits Arion Press, one of the country’s last fine book printers that handcrafts works from start to finish.

First museum retrospective of photographer Christopher Williams opens at MoMA

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Museum of Modern Art presents Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness, the first retrospective devoted to the 35-year career of Christopher Williams (American, b. 1956), one of the most influential cinephilic artists working in photography. Show More Summary

PAFA presents 'Spiritual Strivings: A Celebration of African American Works on Paper'

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts presents Spiritual Strivings: A Celebration of African American Works on Paper. Spiritual Strivings is a summer-long, museum-wide celebration of African American works on paper, featuring two exhibitions of over 90 works of art: The Kelley Collection on view in the Annenberg Gallery in the Samuel M. Show More Summary

Taking America’s Art History to the Streets 

Americans are going to start noticing something different about the public space in August, and their daily commute will get a lot more artistic and interesting.

Amon Carter Museum of American Art acquires masterpiece by Raphaelle Peale

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art announced today the acquisition of the painting Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket (1813) by Raphaelle Peale (1774?1825). The first work by Peale to enter the collection, the still life painting was purchased in memory of the museum?s founder Ruth Carter Stevenson (1913?2013). Show More Summary

A playful installation brings spectators together at the New Britain Museum of American Art

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

The New Britain Museum of American Art welcomes the latest NEW/NOW artist, Bob Gregson, and his participatory exhibition Space to Maneuver with an opening reception on Sunday, July 27, 2?3:30 p.m. Gregson harnesses humor to gently draw...Show More Summary

Lana Del Rey’s Signed, Vintage Dress Will Be Listed On eBay To Raise Money For Charity

Want to dress like Lana Del Rey? Well, here’s your chance. The Ultraviolence diva has donated a vintage frock she wore on her recent North American tour to Annos Africa — a children’s charity that runs educational art projects in Nairobi. She even signed the collar of the white floral dress (see pic after the jump),... More »

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